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Re: Camp location suggestions for Seki Little 5 Lakes Loop

Postby lauralai627 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:23 am

Thanks Maverick and Oleander! Most of our group usually does fine with the altitude although there are one or two people I'm not sure about. Oleander, thank you for pointing out that any one of us could experience issues on the trail - you're absolutely right. I think we're going to stick to the Little 5/Big 5 Lakes loop since we already have the permit but we will most certainly be revisiting our itinerary to make sure everyone is comfortable before, during and after.



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Re: Camp location suggestions for Seki Little 5 Lakes Loop

Postby lauralai627 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:25 pm

Hey All,

Thanks again for all the trip advice. After hearing all of your warnings against trying to get over Black Rock Pass on day 1, we ended up doing Timber Gap to Pinto to start. It was actually pretty funny because there's no way we would have made it over Black Rock on day 1. We camped at Little Five Lakes for two nights and did a day trip to Precipice Lake and Nine Lakes Basin. We spent our last night at Columbine Lake. It was warm at night and not a single mosquito! One of our best trips yet.

Full trip report here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11745#p88485
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Re: Camp location suggestions for Seki Little 5 Lakes Loop

Postby Herm » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:44 pm

lauralai;

Thanks for that fun and informative TR! I have been to Mineral King many times, but have yet to get past Pinto Lake from the Timber Gap side, and Forrester Lake from the Franklin Pass side. Your description makes me want to get back out there, and somehow complete a loop. Have been to Hockett Meadow as well. So much to explore out of that valley - good stuff!

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Re: Camp location suggestions for Seki Little 5 Lakes Loop

Postby slowhiker » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:35 pm

Lauralai, Great trip report. by the way my wife and i met the 3 of you as we were hiking down from Precipice Lake (where we had stayed the night before) and the 3 of you were hiking up toward kaweah gap. I am glad it was a rewarding trip for your entire group. We appreciated the enthusiasm the 3 of you exhibited and we did recognize you were on a rather long day hike. I too appreciated that there were nearly zero mosquitios. I intend to post our trip report later this weekend ( we did the High Sierra Trail)

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